Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

Mike / October 27th, 2010

Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)


  • October 27, 2010 at 3:02 am

    Great movie! First

  • iamspider

    October 27, 2010 at 3:02 am

    Ha Ha!

  • algis31

    October 27, 2010 at 3:02 am


  • Twandalon

    October 27, 2010 at 3:07 am

    Watched this countless times as a kid.

  • Tempest

    October 27, 2010 at 3:14 am

    I want some miak!

  • madcow

    October 27, 2010 at 3:20 am

    Ernest! you’re frickin awesome James!

  • Crucifier

    October 27, 2010 at 3:22 am

    AVGN, your the great redneck hope!. lol i just watched this movie 2 days ago and watch it every year about this time i also love his other movies except perhaps his later ones which i didnt really see at a young age. I’d also highly recommend it for its humor and actually well done special effects for what their worth.

    Give it a watch, this movie gets 4 cans of MIAK out of 5.

  • Pana

    October 27, 2010 at 3:25 am

    I loved this movie as a kid.

  • Roran25

    October 27, 2010 at 3:31 am

    Nice review, James, even though there already is a review on TGWTG πŸ˜‰

    And about the MIAK: Take a look at this document. This stuff is stored in an iron drum just like the stuff Ernest had.

    I don’t reccomend you to drink this xD

  • Mr Kyle

    October 27, 2010 at 3:32 am

    Grew up with all of these as a kid, but this one takes the cake for me. Rented it on Xbox last week, and so I’m glad I’m seeing your review so shortly after watching this gem xD

  • xdeathknightx

    October 27, 2010 at 3:36 am

    The Ernest movies are so stupid they become funny. I always liked watching them

  • Crude

    October 27, 2010 at 3:43 am

    Ahhh!! I had to make an account after watching this!

    When I was little, me and my brothers had supersoakers like the kid at 3:35

    Having something to watch everyday on cinemassacre is making my exams more bearable πŸ˜€

  • psychogamer

    October 27, 2010 at 3:57 am

    OH MY GOD fuck yes haha the troll scared the shit out of me as a kid james haha i just watched and own this movie on dvd to this day…really it can be found in any walm,art 5 doller bin….everyone knows what that is haha but this is a classic i cant believe you consider it not common or whatever EVERYONE KNOWS THIS ONE BECUASE ITS SO GREAT

  • lartrak2

    October 27, 2010 at 4:01 am

    This was the first movie I ever saw a sneak preview of. Was either very early 1991 or late 1990, not sure. We got posters from the movie, and saw it several months before the wide release. Pretty cool. Packed with lots of kids too. I was 7 or 8 at the time, and I remember the bed sequence scaring the bejeezus out of me. This one actually has some decent scares and production values, especially in comparison to some of the other Ernest productions. The only other Ernest film I’d really suggest anyone see is Ernest Goes To Jail, which has its moments.

  • psychogamer

    October 27, 2010 at 4:03 am

    also ill send you some MIAK james

  • October 27, 2010 at 4:04 am

    Yay, good to know someone else likes Ernest.
    NC slaughtered this film, but I’m glad you like it. πŸ™‚

  • DannyD

    October 27, 2010 at 4:16 am

    Jim Varney really was a great actor, seriously underrated and typecast. But in the few moments where he was allowed to break out of it, he put out some great performances.

    And this movie… yeah, it’s stupid, incredibly so. But it’s supposed to be. Ernest is screwball comedy, and it’s mixed with horror and still tried to be family friendly. Was a very difficult balancing act, but I think it pulled it off very well.

  • October 27, 2010 at 4:17 am

    Hi James I’m from Bulgaria. πŸ™‚ I can tell you that there is no such thing a ” Authentic Bulgarian MIAK ” πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚ Big Fan BTW

    • Smeghead420

      March 9, 2013 at 4:06 am

      You’re not looking hard enough.

  • melgibson

    October 27, 2010 at 4:24 am

    I don’t think kids even trick-or-treat anymore, it sucks. There’s all sorts of these types of movies in the 80’s and early 90’s that would probably draw all sorts of protests if released today.

  • October 27, 2010 at 4:24 am

    You already used that monster madness opening πŸ˜›

  • sobekflakmonkey

    October 27, 2010 at 4:48 am

    lol wow i have been trying to think of the name of this movie for so long now, so happy you reviewed this one! such a great movie!

  • October 27, 2010 at 5:17 am

    Hahahaha… Authentic Bulgarian MIAK! Hilarious πŸ˜€ … As we found out, MIAK is a kind of chemical, but as far as I know it has no specific connection to Bulgaria whatsoever(I’m Bulgarian btw). Probably they used Bulgaria just because it’s a strange sounding name of a country that most Americans have probably never heard of(so they wouldn’t know we don’t have any MIAK!)

    On a non-related subject – keep up the good work with .. everything! Loving all of your videos.

  • Svetli

    October 27, 2010 at 5:20 am

    I am from Bulgaria and i am sorry to tell you but we don’t have MIAK
    and buy the looks of it Urnest have a jar of plum jam =:3
    i can send you some of that :>

  • ho Huios tes Moiras

    October 27, 2010 at 5:22 am

    Ah, Ernest, how we miss thee! As you may or may not be aware, the Nostalgia Critic just did a negative review of Ernest Scared Stupid. Do I smell another war coming?

    Yea, I call thee forth, Trantor!

  • Crowbar

    October 27, 2010 at 5:25 am

    I’m quite unable to see anything good in this movie since the NostalgiaCritic ripped it apart so badly. Ernest in general certainly seems to be funny, though. It’s a shame that he apparently never made it to Germany.

  • horrorfanboy

    October 27, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Here’s an interesting fact. The guys who did the troll effects were the Chiodo brothers. They’re the same special effects dudes who made the critters and the killer klowns from outer space.

  • bigdaddycain

    October 27, 2010 at 5:49 am

    Man, this movie is terrible. You know what I mean, Vern?

  • DT2

    October 27, 2010 at 5:57 am


  • Bernardnjones

    October 27, 2010 at 6:03 am

    I can say that I was also a big Ernest fan as a kid. And this movie, to me, is still awesome. I haven’t seen it in some time, but this review deffinetely makes me want to.

    And no offense to the Nostalgia Critic, but he never really does the best job with feelings of Nostalgia for me, that is the fond feeling when thinking of the past. I think he should be called the Nostalgia Killer, myself.

  • lemurjim

    October 27, 2010 at 6:06 am

    Wow, we haven’t had the same movie reviewed in such close proximity with the Nostalgia Critic since The Wizard!

  • Furydeath

    October 27, 2010 at 6:37 am

    So at 2:00 how many people where going, he’s on the bed, he’s on the bed, he’s on the bed, he’s on the bed, he’s on the bed, he’s on the bed over and over xD

  • Erno

    October 27, 2010 at 6:56 am

    I hadn’t ever heard about this character. Thats not a suprise because I liv in Finland. So all there is to say, is that from this point on: I’m vary proud to be named Ernest.

  • Aberrance

    October 27, 2010 at 7:00 am

    Hmmm, i’m from Bulgaria and i’m about your age, i know Ernest films. And “Miak” don’t know what the hell is this thing. I doubt in his existence. Anyway i will search some info about it, but i doubt that will find …

  • sashik

    October 27, 2010 at 7:08 am

    Im actually from Bulgaria bu i dont know what miak means

  • beganoo1

    October 27, 2010 at 7:09 am

    Alright , I’m from Bulgaria and there’s no such thing as MIAK here. The only thing that comes close is a beverage we call “Buza” but I’m pretty sure its not the same stuff that’s in the movie.

    Sorry if anyone is disappointed, lol. πŸ˜›

  • Aberrance

    October 27, 2010 at 7:18 am

    Nope i cant find real explanation what can be” Miak”. So someone made it up, cos if we have or had this product must be very popular because of his worldwide sell and for sure our most popular product is Yogurt and was created here in Bulgaria.

  • October 27, 2010 at 7:19 am

    I preferred watching TGWTG tearing this movie a new one, probably down to my overtly cynical nature.

  • Joker83

    October 27, 2010 at 7:28 am

    this movie scared the poop out of me when i was a kid!

  • WhiteRaven

    October 27, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Thank you Mike for including this movie in your Monster Madness reviews! It’s definitely a cult classic with my girlfriend and I. We watch it every Hallowe’en along with a select other horror/comedy films. It freaked me out as a kid too, especially the troll army forming under the tree as some sort of brussel sprout egg! Thanks again! πŸ™‚

  • That Guy From Bulgaria

    October 27, 2010 at 7:38 am

    I also live in Bulgaria and have never heard about miak until I saw NC’s review of this movie.I guess it’s fictional , but I haven’t seen or heard about it in Bulgarian folklore ,so yeah…I am pretty confused at the moment-next time I will ask my teacher if she has any idea what that might be but I doubt she knows considering that nobody knows! πŸ˜€

  • October 27, 2010 at 7:38 am

    I was`nt born when this movie had arrived, but i was a fan of Ernest to πŸ˜€
    But im gonna be honest, i think this movie looks kind of fun, a little dumb, but in a funny way. But it some kind of irritated me when i saw the movie review from The Nostalgia Critic, he is annoying, but like-able .. my brother might be the only one here who is agree with the Critic =A=..

    But it looks like a lot of fun ;P, some few mistakes.. but cool anyway!
    Good and short review Nerd

  • seanfrankly

    October 27, 2010 at 7:42 am

    I preferred this video to the other recent review of it immensely.

    The thing I like about your approach to your work, James, is that you manage to include a personal response that gives us an honest impression of a movie. You don’t really mine it for dubious comedy and it’s appreciated.

    Also this is the first year I’ve been with Monster Madness for the whole month. It’s been great and I have a list of movies I’m dying to check out. Some of which I’d never even heard of. Great work.

  • Kite

    October 27, 2010 at 7:51 am

    What the Hell is Miak?

  • RocketeerRaccoon

    October 27, 2010 at 7:52 am

    lol, I sure would like some Miak myself. XD

  • Knarkus

    October 27, 2010 at 7:58 am

    I saw this movie as a kid, and I never remembered what it was called!
    Thanks, James.

    The reason I remember seeing it is because later on the night I watched it, I had a lucid dream about it.
    I must have been about 7 years old at the time.

    What happened was, I opened my eyes and I couldn’t move my body.
    My head was on its side, pointing towards some closets with full-sized doors.

    OK, now what? Well, the main troll of this movie slooowly peeks out, that big evil face grinning at me, making eye contact and really conveying the message “I’m going to eat you”.

    The whole event lasted about 10 seconds. It’s the scariest thing I’ve experienced I think.

    I just had to register to write this comment, so I could finally get some closure. I suppose my story kind of goes with the Monster Madness theme.

    Once again, thanks James for this and for your other work, past present and future. All of it is (and will be) sublime.

  • arguirov

    October 27, 2010 at 8:03 am

    Well I’m from Bulgaria too, and I absolutely have no Idea what Miak could bee. And by the Way Buza is originally from Turky. But Yogurt is from Bulgaria^^

  • looff

    October 27, 2010 at 8:04 am

    can you review the grudge movies?

  • Newmi

    October 27, 2010 at 8:06 am

    @ Crowbar Thats not totally right. IΒ΄m German and I can remember that I saw this film when i was young. As I saw the “Nostalgia Critic”-review it came back to my mind. James has a point by saying this film is mostly recommended for the kids. I sure liked it back then, because after all these years I still recognized it.

  • romein138

    October 27, 2010 at 8:27 am

    ukiddinme? This is my favorite Ernest movie!

    A heart..A CHILD’S HEART!

  • kinghenry

    October 27, 2010 at 8:27 am

    I saw this when it first came out, best of the Ernest movies to me.

  • kala07

    October 27, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Im from Bulgaria too (we are big fans of you here James) and here are no such thing as MIAK. Well im really confused about that too but really theres no such word as MIAK.

  • duppe

    October 27, 2010 at 9:00 am

    lol lol lol i am from bulgaria as well … and yeah … … no such thing as MIAK πŸ˜€

  • Jayniss

    October 27, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Yeah there is a MIAK.
    It’s 5-methylhexan-2-one. It’s trade name is Methyl Isoamyl Ketone, short: MIAK.
    It’s just as simple as that

  • Attack of the n00b

    October 27, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Nostalgia Critic beat you to this one, Nerd!

  • Arouth

    October 27, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Like most of people here, I miss that kind of entertainment in our movies, these days. The most funny is, I was thinking about this movie yesterday.

  • October 27, 2010 at 9:27 am

    I’m from Bulgaria to but i never heard for such a thing cald MIAK.

  • October 27, 2010 at 9:36 am

    lol NC’s review was better though πŸ˜‰

  • big fox

    October 27, 2010 at 9:38 am

    I m from bulgari and fore 2 years i wantet you to just say some ting fore bugaria an tanks about the miak i it bull shit sry to say it you rull

  • eaSe

    October 27, 2010 at 9:42 am

    This and Ernest Goes to Jail are the best of the series IMO. Great vid review, loving the monster madness playlist this year. You should offer some Monster Madness hoodies, I would buy one in two shakes of a lambs tail.

  • beema

    October 27, 2010 at 9:49 am

    I saw this in theatres as a kid and I totally loved it. The trolls were pretty well-made and freaky, and didn’t seem too hokey. That scene with the girl in her bedroom left me wondering, how does a giant grotesque troll sneak in to a well-lit house without anyone noticing? hehe I guess they have magic.
    RIP Jim Varney.

  • GoldRoger

    October 27, 2010 at 9:55 am

    It’s funny how a simple 5 min review can make me change an opinion about a movie.

    When the Nostalgia Critic did this movie I thought to myself: “wow, what a lousy piece of crap”

    But when I watched this I felt kinda bad for Ernest, for not giving him a real chance and having my opinion based solely on the NC review.

    You made it look like it was a very enjoyable, pleasant movie. Thank you James.

    and you can’t blame Doug, he’s the Critic after all…

  • ikensee

    October 27, 2010 at 10:00 am

    I first saw this when I was in about kindergarten or first grade when we rented it. I LOVED it, but it also scared me! I miss the kids films and the costume designs of the ’90s. Now everything’s computer animated…

  • Pete09

    October 27, 2010 at 10:00 am

    I loved the Ernest movies back in the day!!!

    Varney was a sad loss

  • lfgubrs

    October 27, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Would love to see you do a review of Arachnophobia James, since that is a movie that scarred me for life when i was a kid:p Would love to hear your point of views. Just a request from one of your fans!

  • Ridler

    October 27, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Alright, I’m from Bulgaria, and just to confirm what others before me have said – there’s no such thing as Miak in Bulgaria. For beverages, we have “boza”, which is quite similar to the Miak in appearance, but is not seasonal. If you want I’d love to send you some πŸ˜€

    On another note – Bulgaria’s world famous for its yogurt which, as you probably know, is made from milk. Coincidence? Most likely. Awesome? Totally.

  • Cowboy

    October 27, 2010 at 10:23 am

    MAIK may not exist in Bulgaria, but we have a ton of MIAK here in Sweden. I can send you some, if you’d like. Where can I send it to?

  • October 27, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Another great review. Just 3 more to go. πŸ™
    Can’t wait for the next installment. πŸ™‚

  • Monstermash

    October 27, 2010 at 10:43 am

    MIAK stands for Methyl Isoamyl Ketone (paint thinner / solvent). I have seen this movie about four times as child.

  • October 27, 2010 at 10:43 am

    I also did a little review of this movie. It’s my second favorite Ernest movie.

    Let me just go on record to say “TO HELL WITH THE NOSTALGIA CRITC”.

    You review is way better than his unfair scathing.

    Great Job James. You should be canonized. πŸ˜‰

  • October 27, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Fuck yeah! Ernest Scared Stupid is the shit! I haven’t watched for over ten years last week. I think it aged well. Tried watching it with my roommate’s gf’s boys but they didn’t have the attention span to watch it the whole way through. What ya expect from 4 and 3 year olds. Back when I was younger I thought that Ernest Scared Stupid was the only movie in all of media that takes place in Missouri. Until Supernatural aired I was right.

  • AFX

    October 27, 2010 at 11:18 am

    i’d like to see another Nerd and Critic battle =)

  • October 27, 2010 at 11:39 am


  • SpeedyEric

    October 27, 2010 at 11:43 am

    This is weird. Both Doug Walker (The Nostalgia Critic) and you made videos about “Ernest Scared Stupid.”

    I remember first seeing this film when my sister was in a phase of renting the Ernest films at the video store and watching them, and this film is stupidly funny.

    Doug looked up the deffinition of miak during his review, and he stated that it’s A rare, slightly antiquated beverage, generally produced in Bulgaria, which may or may not be fictional. Also, I agree that it’s one of the most laugh-out-loud funnyest moments of the film.

    Well, if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna get myself a nice warm glass of miak.

  • dust

    October 27, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Jim Varney was absolutely brilliant.

  • Bamboo7ster

    October 27, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Thank you James, for making a positive review about this movie. I was really bummed after seeing the Nostalgia Critic’s. It may not be classic cinema, but it’s definitely an enjoyable movie.

  • Lozzo

    October 27, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    *pulls out his copy of this movie*

    Tonight. You.

  • bick.benedict

    October 27, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    I can’t believe

    (1) How many people on here are from Bulgaria.


    (2) How LONG it took to for this movie to start up! Like a full minute of load time. Nothing is wrong with my Internet connection; every other site is fast. You can tell a huge amount of people are watching this movie whenever it’s incredibly slow. Regardless, it was worth the wait!

    P.S. Awesome Review!

    P.P.S. Please use my voice submission before Halloween. It’ll make my Halloween.

  • Xilex90

    October 27, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    MIAK (Methyl Isoamyl Ketone) is useful as a polymerization solvent for high-solids acrylic resins. The high boiling point of MIAK (144Β° C) aids in the production of low molecular weight acrylic resins with narrow molecular weight distribution. MIAK has high solvent activity, slow evaporation rate, low density, low surface tension, and a high boiling point. These properties make MIAK a very good solvent for high-solids coatings. Because regulations limit the weight of solvent per gallon of coating, formulators favor the use of low-density solvents that help reduce the VOC content of a coating. MIAK is lower in density than ester, aromatic hydrocarbons, and glycol ether solvents with similar evaporation rates. The low density and high activity of MIAK are significant advantages when formulating low-viscosity, high-solids coatings.

  • Besentanz

    October 27, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Now, I’m from Bulgaria and I thought Miak was some Russian stuff, at least I have never seen it in Bulgarian stores.
    You don’t need it anyway, as long as you can fight trolls with milk.

  • Phill6

    October 27, 2010 at 12:51 pm


    I have never had the chance to see this movie, But I LOVE Ernest, he is very stupid but I loved him so much,
    His smooth talking mixed with his facial movements and his clumsiness, Totally Loved him, This movie looks like a blast, WAY better than all the Other SHIT you have reviewed this days James πŸ™‚ I really have to find this somewhere and give it a watch,
    I agree on the effects, it looks very well made,
    The part of the girl in the bed had me laughing so hard, that was totally inappropriate, with the smile he gave her it looks like he was about to rape her or something

    Rest In Peace Ernest, We miss you πŸ™

  • andreworulez1

    October 27, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    holy shit ernest now this is going to be bad.

  • Dr.That1guy

    October 27, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Nostalgia Critic did a review of this movie a few weeks ago. Nice to see my 2 favorite reviwers do this movie!

  • angel85

    October 27, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    at first I thought that it was kind of stupid that such a common substance as milk could destroy the trolls so easily, but then I realized that the troll originally attacked 200 years ago, before we had grocery stores and refrigerators. So back then as long as the troll stayed clear of dairy farms and women who recently gave birth he was pretty much indestructible.

  • October 27, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    I checked out “The Nostalgia Critic’s” review of this movie, and was extremely saddened by his harsh judgement of this movie. It’s great to have a proper film buff do reviews. The movie was never meant to be a “Cinematic Masterpiece.” This movie is supposed to be fun and creepy. It’s a wonderful children’s movie that will stay in our hearts forever.

    PS. I think you need to do a review of The Super Mario Brothers Movie.

    PPS. I also think that you should review BOTH Mortal Kombat movies, “The Nostalgia Critic” reviewed “Mortal Kombat Armageddon” and kept asking, “What’s with all the fighting?” No, the movie is by no means great, but it is based on A FIGHTING GAME!!!! I understand that he was going for comedy, but he came off as ignorant.

  • BatDan

    October 27, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    People seem to forget the Nostalgia Critic’s reviews aren’t serious. He’s supposed to make fun of stuff intended for kids, that’s his shtick.
    I don’t see people taking the AVGN seriously, his reviews are meant as jokes.

    Oh, I forgot that I’m on the Internet and here irony is dead. Which is why there exist people that take AVGN or Zero Punctuation as gospel and never give the games a chance.

  • October 27, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Too bad the Nostalgia Critic beat you to this one, James, but it’s okay since you have your own style.

  • JayRam

    October 27, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Caught this flick on t.v. when I was about 12. For unknown reasons I still remember it.

    The way I see it is, Ernest Scared Stupid is more qualified to be included in the Troll Trilogy than Troll 2. All I’m saying is if you’re gonna name your movie Troll 2, throw some damn trolls in your movie.

  • Mollyredfield

    October 27, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Lol i miss earnest, even though i was a baby when he passed away :(, rip earnest

  • OdieMikes

    October 27, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Aww man this movie fucking rocks! Brings back some good memories. Always loved the Bulgarian Miak jokes too! And the Botswainian Lumberjack. “There ain’t no trees in Botswana. I know! I am a Botswainian lumberjack and I ain’t ever had a job!”

  • kaijufan43

    October 27, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Ernest = Win!

  • October 27, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    James awesome stuffs man.Im from Bulgaria and i live in Sofia its awesome that you mentioned that Miak comes from bulgaria :D.I actually saw one when i was out shopping.Apperantly Miak is some kind of a medicine used to heal wounds but im not 100% sure.Well atleast we think it can kill trolls.

  • JudgeDredd

    October 27, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    This was always one of my favorite Ernest movies as a kid. I really should give it a watch, it’s been years now since I’ve seen it.

  • fotw

    October 27, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Well, I happen to be from Bulgaria too and there’s no such thing as miak. However, I think someone involved with the Earnest franchise had a thing about my country because I’m real sure Bulgaria is mentioned in other Earnest movies too.

  • JimmyDash32

    October 27, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    I used to LOVE this movie when I was younger. This one and Ernest Saves Christmas. Into the 90’s now. I hope to see TICKS with Seth Green. That movie was so bad… but good and of course Clint Howard. Master of weird low budget characters.

  • Insertslightlywittynamehere

    October 27, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    NC already reviewed this… does that possibly mean another fight? Because that would be fucking epic.

  • jazzy_

    October 27, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Hi James

    I’m from Sweden. I have been enjoying this website for the last two years and now I have finally registered. You are so amazing, funny, clever and talented – I can’t express it in words. I love everything you do. Keep on rocking!

  • Zelda_Boy

    October 27, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    aw great! now you did it. the NC is gonna see this, and it’s gonna be the Wizard all over again, I hope your happy…………BECAUSE I AM! NC VS. AVGN 2! THE REVENGE! WOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

  • strint519

    October 27, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Jim Varney + Super Soakers full of milk = One hell of a good time!

  • October 27, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    I loved this movie as a kid, and totally forgot about it! Great review as always!

  • A.Regular-Person

    October 27, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I’m back bitches. Finally a movie i’ve seen, and at a young age too.
    My Comment:
    Holy Crap! I remember this movie. I must have watched it when i was like 5. I also remember being scared out of my mind and having nightmares. If i saw it all the way though, i probably wouldn’t have been so scared. I totally forgot the name, but the little wooden statues stayed in my mind forever.
    10 stars James, thanks for bringing back old memories.

  • Poe

    October 27, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I think this was one of the first movies I saw in theaters. I would have been 7-years-old at the time, and I remember being very scared of those trolls. Good memories πŸ™‚

  • JerryRalph

    October 27, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    lol i like this movie when i was a kid bt i didnt know what the name was….cool keep it like that

  • Neusfor

    October 27, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Well i am from Bulgaria and i have no freaking idea what the hell this MIAK thing is..there is no such a word in the bulgarian language and i cant figure it out whats in the jar… sooo im stuck on this one..

  • October 27, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    I regret ever seeing this movie on TBS when i young. I think Legend came on afterwards.

    ::sigh:: I reluctantly uploaded the torrent. (safe, no bull)

  • MarioIsWicked

    October 27, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    man i love Ernest movies so much, big part of my childhood

  • AshtonEdwardGulewich

    October 27, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    this was and still is one of my favorit movies

  • 70alt1

    October 27, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre THREE? ERNEST SCARED STUPID? I was worried you’d run out of ideas, James, and you apparently have.

  • embodythejotun

    October 27, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    I loved this movie when I was a kid! Miak was my favorite part too!

  • j0ames

    October 27, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    there are some coincidences too weird to happen by chance! this is one of them!!!
    i was just going about my day today and randomly remember this film, i remembered there being a troll and i remembered the guy and i also remembered how much it scared me when i saw it on TV one time. i was even going to post on twitter if anyone could remember what it was called. and then i check the latest monster madness episode and you’ve reviewed it!
    sorry, no one probably finds that interesting but this coincidence really freaked me out, especially as i’ve never seen or heard of this film since i first saw it all those years ago!

  • Butch Bitch

    October 27, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    To be honest….i’m not an Ernest fan. Jim Varney is a very talented actor, to be sure, and Ernest is an interesting character, but I think the movies could have been better.

  • October 27, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    I used to work with some Bulgarians a lot of years back. I can’t believe I missed a golden opportunity to ask about miak!

  • asnaes1981

    October 27, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Ernest was the motherfuckin’ shit in my houshold when I was a kid! My mom liked him, my dad liked him, and I liked him. Ernest Goes to Camp and Ernest Saves Christmas were my other favorites along with this one.

  • LonelyCrowProductions

    October 27, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    I love the Ernest series. I have every one of them on DVD. Plus the commercials you mentioned. It’s too bad that this series wasn’t as highly recieved as many other projects. Watching it as a kid was great. All the slapstick, plus…who couldn’t love Jim Varney?!

  • 80sMade

    October 27, 2010 at 6:51 pm


    I wouldnt say hes ran outta ideals..member this MM is all about CAMP and TCM3 & Ernest Scared Stupid are all about CAMP, jest because you dont like the movies or havent seen them does not make them anyless good.

  • October 27, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    I liked the Ernest movies when I was a kid. But I remenber that I did not have many options on Tv, then I had to watch this.

    So, here in my country, was like this

  • October 27, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Ernest looks like the kind of guy that would say: “Mommy I done a boom boom” and by the expressions he pulls on his face it suggest he has. James you have done it again, bought a lot of boom thrown it to the fan and covered us all.

  • EddieBu

    October 27, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Heh I loved this movie as a kid….
    Kinda scared to go back and watch it….
    I wanna keep my memory of the movie intact

  • October 27, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    I know a lot of people like Ernest, but am I the only one who wishes we could see a review of some of the movies that James uses clips from in the intro to each video instead of the actual movie he chooses for the review? Sure all these movies are campy, but with some I can’t help but feel that they aren’t even worth mentioning, I dunno, I guess its just me…

  • angelspawn77

    October 27, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Never saw this, but I think I have seen it at movie rental places and such as a kid. Thanks James, I might just give it a watch.

  • avgnfan96

    October 27, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    i agree with you there, halloween sucks now!

    great review by the way

  • October 27, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    The real question is how Ernest got some Miac.

    Even if it is seasonal, it’s from Bulgaria, so you would think it would take at least 3 weeks on super fast shipping for him to get it. Maybe it was at a local grocery store, but in that case you would have probably seen it James.

    And of course, I can’t help but say how awesome…ly ironic it is that you and The Nostalgic Critic reviewed a movie within the same month. Now that’s cool, get to see two different opinions at one time.

    So does this mean you will review IT?

  • October 27, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Yeah, i knew this would get a good review. Loved it as a kid. Felt pretty deep at the time, when your young and the leaves turn orange and your friends get turned into statues…..

    lol i was a big ernest fan too. Hes like a manly pee wee herman.

  • October 27, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    I had that green and yellow super-soaker as a kid! πŸ˜€

  • Kalinka

    October 27, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Born and raised in Bulgaria, and I can safely say I have never heard/seen anything by the name of Miak, unless the Bulgarian name for it is different but from what i saw in the video it doesn’t resemble any other products.

  • Arfurr

    October 27, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Well done Mr. Rolfe!

  • ASC1980

    October 27, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Probably my favorite out of the Ernest films and a great Halloween flick.

  • October 27, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Nice! I completely forgot about this movie I remember seeing it on TV as a kid =)

  • Maru

    October 27, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    I remember renting this movie when I was little and actually being scared of it. Now that I look back I wonder why I was even the least bit afraid of it. I could understand being scared to death of the Terminator in Terminator 2, but being afraid of an Ernest film? Man, I was gullible back then.

  • October 27, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Funny to think that the Nostalgia Critic reviewed this a while ago and didn’t like it -_- To be honest i reckon this looks pretty funny ^_^

  • October 28, 2010 at 1:50 am

    I loved this movie growing up and all the ernest flicks. Still to this day, i wish i could bath in a washing machene. Did you ever see monster squad?

  • jasonw131

    October 28, 2010 at 1:52 am

    I saw it in the theatre when i was a kid, and you’re right, it’s the perfect Halloween movie. Wasn’t the troll in this movie voiced by Frank Welker?

  • rockabore

    October 28, 2010 at 3:35 am

    I loved this movie when I was a little kid. It’s a damn shame that there aren’t movies with a really completely quirky but likable character like Ernest around anymore. It was very cool to see this make the list and on my birthday too.

  • Kizer

    October 28, 2010 at 4:44 am

    You guys are stupid πŸ™‚ i think what they wanted to say is that the book actually ment the original bulgarian milk (that is the yogurt) and first it was discovered right in Bulgaria and MIAK its some other product its not necesery to come from Bulgaria … Actually i think the film makers did some research cuz they thought ti pretty well . They didnt say yogurt because the book must be very old and the word yogurt wasnt invented yet so they just say bulgarian milk . But the other think that doesnt makes sense its why they use just normal milk ??? Oh what ever it was still pretty good movie for the time . James keep up the good work

  • GiantR

    October 28, 2010 at 5:24 am

    I’m Bulgarian and Have never heard about anything called Miak.

    I’ve even asked my parents about it They also have never heard about anything called Miak.

  • Svetli

    October 28, 2010 at 5:25 am

    then way the stuff in Ernest jar was purple πŸ˜›
    yogurt is wighte : )
    the prop in the movie is plum jam ^^

  • Hans

    October 28, 2010 at 7:41 am

    I never celebrated halloween when i was a kid. GOD DAMN IT!

  • October 28, 2010 at 8:03 am

    lol the nostalgia critic rewiewed this movie like 2 weeks ago! u just coulnt resist could you?

  • Ivan

    October 28, 2010 at 8:43 am

    I can agree with being born and raised in Bulgaria too never seen a product called sorry James can’t find any to send you πŸ˜€

  • Ukiyo

    October 28, 2010 at 8:44 am

    The only Miak I know of is Methyl IsoAmyl Ketone.

  • Deviltrunks

    October 28, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Jim Varney was always so funny, especially as Ernest. I love all his movies as a kid. Even the John L. Sullivan car commercials in Sacramento, CA. lol

  • travatron4000

    October 28, 2010 at 10:37 am

    This chemical company, Eastman, manufactures a product called MIAK. I’m not sure if it’s Bulgarian or if it predates the movie. But it is MIAK. See the url below.

  • Mikko

    October 28, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Oh man when growing up, i watched this one every halloween till i was 16yrs… after that beer and pizza took over ! πŸ™‚ Frigin awesome movie… It brings memories.

  • avgnfan3

    October 28, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    A HAAA! TAKE THAT NOSTALGIA CRITIC! James “the man” Rolfe likes this movie, but you just nitpicked it because you hate all movies.

    AVGN: 1 – NC: –999999999999

  • thegreatkenji

    October 28, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Awesome job. one of my fav’s growing up. when you get into the 2000’s you should review shaun of the dead. its awesome and i would love to hear your take on it.

  • Scourge4Life

    October 28, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    I am from Bulgaria too and believe me I never heard for this MIAK product. So i guess the script guys just had to think for something that is hard to find it exist in real life and they had the brilliant idea to put non existing product with my country πŸ™‚

  • October 28, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Miak = A rare, slightly antiquated beverage, generally produced in Bulgaria, which may or may not be fictional. Miak’s first mainstream appearance was in the film Ernest Scared Stupid.

    clearly exist(ed) …

    GJ av

  • TheProfessionalGolgo13

    October 28, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Great movie. I used to watch this movie when I was kid as well. I love how kid is carrying the Super Soaker, they don’t even advertise those things anymore.

  • stevo1115

    October 28, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    nostalgia critic did do this review first, but he recently did the leprechaun review, a year after cinemassacre did it.

  • joliet_jane

    October 28, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Good job finding the positives with this movie! i actually liked this piece of crap when I was a kid.

  • axenol

    October 29, 2010 at 12:10 am

    I am from Bulgaria, and unfortunately the Miak is a hoax. There is no such product of which I’m aware. So if someone’s selling you Miak, save your money and know it’s a scam :~) Interestingly enough, Ernest did make it to Bulgaria back in the 90’s. Good times!

  • October 29, 2010 at 1:34 am

    who cares who reviewed what film first?? – neither is trying to rip off the other…. once i get my website up to date, I plan on doing my own film reviews as well – but because James and Nostalgia critic might have done some of them first, that means I can’t?… seriously people – just let it die already.

  • Strahlentod

    October 29, 2010 at 3:01 am

    Holly fuck. This kid have my old Super Soaker :O

  • Estoniandude

    October 29, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    In Finland there is a salty liqourice product, also known as salmiakki. it has “MIAK” in it πŸ™‚ Salmiakki Koskenkorva is a liqourice Ε‘napps (vodka drink) that tastes like…liqourice vodka…good times.

  • KingOfMetal

    October 29, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    I’m from Bulgaria and I don’t ever heard of product called “MIAK” πŸ˜€

  • October 29, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Almost didn’t watch this until I realized I was thinking of the recent Nostalgia Critic video on the same movie.

    Yeah, I’d like some miak too, please.

  • ShadoWbg

    October 29, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Hey there James. Very nice review. Im from Bulgaria, but just as you i’ve never heard of the mentioned miak… Would gladly send you some if i find out what in the name of hell is it though.

    Cheers from Bulgaria!

  • namelessGuy93

    October 29, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Man, I remember this movie. I saw it as kid and thought it was pretty stupid, but maybe that’s because I saw the Czech dub (every movie seems to sound a little bit stupid that way. The translations tend to be a little bit off). Thanksf for the memories, James!

  • Trepidity

    October 29, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    RiP Jim Varney, you were one of those underappreciated actors from my childhood that I will NEVER forget.

  • zavala17

    October 30, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I must have watched this 100 times as a kid, always my favorite of the series. great review!

  • October 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    i was trying to remember the name of this movie for a long time.
    thanks for helping me.

  • Shvepi

    October 30, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    I am from Bulgaria, but I never herd of Miak.

  • Nin10dO

    October 30, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Miak πŸ˜€

  • October 30, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Sorry to disappoint you James, I also live in BG and for the life of me I can’t recall hearing anyone mention any kind of seasoning by the name of miak. I could, however, send you some Ρ‡ΡƒΠ±Ρ€ΠΈΡ†Π° if you’d like! ^_^

  • Romeomoon

    October 30, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Thanks for the review, James.! I and my family are big fans of the late Jim Varney’s works.

  • nightmurder

    October 30, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Who gives a fuck about what the nostalgia critic reviews????

  • kk

    October 31, 2010 at 1:35 am

    Hey James, people mentioned salmiakki and I think they’re right in guessing it as the match for the “MIAK”. Salmiakki very popular in Finland and other European countries – but not Bulgaria! Find more info about it here:

    Thanks for the great Monster Madness videos!

  • Dr F

    October 31, 2010 at 1:36 am

    I absolutely love Ernest Scared Stupid. Completely agree with his review. Wonderful Halloween fun. Nostalgic and charming. Nostalgia critic needs to change his name to negative critic. He is annoying.

  • KingOfMetal

    October 31, 2010 at 11:19 am

    >Constantine Economides -> Ti pa, 4ubrica πŸ˜€

    AVGN, I will send you a bottle of RAKIJA PARVAK 80 percent fruit alcohol, our local pride πŸ˜›
    One glass of this and you’ll became a bulgarian fan for life πŸ˜€

  • phoenix252005

    October 31, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    oh I loved Ernest whan I was a kid.I watched his show and all his movies,its sad he died of Cancer…

  • November 1, 2010 at 9:20 pm

  • juujuuuujj

    November 2, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    I’m from Bulgaria, what the heck is Miak? πŸ˜€

    Wow, James, you’ve got a lot of Bulgarian fans!

  • November 3, 2010 at 3:00 am

    Not MIAK but MIK is a line of diary products from Belgium.

  • pleshy

    November 5, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Hey, I’m from Bulgaria and I know what MIAK is! Just kidding… most probably there’s no such thing.

    I asked around and nobody seems to have the slightest clue. I actually went to the oldest person I know to ask him about MIAK. He’s called Gulup which literally means pigeon and, no, it’s not a usual name at all. It actually shows how long ago he was born – 1920 to be precise. He used to prepare people for their driving theory test – that’s how I know him. Funny thing about him – he just couldn’t comprehend why anyone would drive a car as fast as 80 mph. Why? Well, because he had to accelerate an airplane (at Flight School) so it can take off. He used to say that if you slap on a pair of wings on those crazy new German cars they could fly away. Guy has a point!

    I said all this just to give you an idea of how archaic this person is. Anyway, I asked him about MIAK and even tried a few possible ways to pronounce such a word in Bulgarian. Guess what? He had never heard of anything like that, no even close. He did bombard me with all sorts of weird rural foods though. That’s a solid enough proof for me – MIAK doesn’t exist.

    Sorry James, no way to send you MIAK. However, I could send you a statement, signed by Gulup himself, that reads – no such thing as MIAK exists. πŸ™‚

  • dan7

    November 6, 2010 at 11:27 am

    I am also from Bulgaria and don’t know what they mean by Miak. Mliako (yogurt)?

    BTW you have quite a fandom in Bulgaria James πŸ˜‰

  • nammm3

    November 13, 2010 at 1:47 am

    Awww. Ernest>_< RIP, I was really hoping he'd be able to Toy Story 3, but his replacement didn't do too bad

  • November 13, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    this is so Troll 3 not the other 2 that were called Troll 3

  • Schloss Ritter

    November 28, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    “Maybe this is the real Troll 3”
    Hah, nice callback.

  • December 5, 2010 at 1:01 am

    This was added on my Birthday πŸ˜› I love this review too. Seems like a really weird movie :3

  • Phenomforever825mjf

    December 14, 2010 at 1:10 am

    They is 21 on Screen Troll Kills in the film Ernest kills a 11 Trolls and Kenny kills 5 Trolls and the other kids kill the other 5

  • Phenomforever825mjf

    December 14, 2010 at 1:14 am

    here is the Ernest Scared Stupid BodyCount Video I Made

  • Phenomforever825mjf

    December 14, 2010 at 1:16 am

    here is the Ernest Scared Stupid BodyCount Video I Made

  • UltimateDume1995

    January 10, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    out of all the Ernest movies out there, this one is the best

  • CarlosConCarne

    January 20, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Hey some of the trolls in the movie kinda looks like the clowns from killer clowns from outer space. I’ve seen this movie when I was younger but I just noticed it.

  • Otaku4Life

    February 15, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Wembley Gets Whacked!!!!!!

  • April 29, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Mr Rolfe. You did this movie a justice . A well solid review.
    Seriously there’s No real need to Bug out and punch the camera like some other fool on the internet. Yeah he had some good jokes. But when you did this review, you got right to the point and stayed spot on. Keep up the good work.

  • Zdravko

    May 2, 2011 at 6:57 am

    Hey James!
    You never answered the letter me and my bro sent you some time ago about this movie πŸ™‚
    We’re from Bulgaria and sorry to disappoint, but there’s no such thing as Miak. I even searched if it’s a translation of something – but nope, it’s just some shit they made up!

    Greetings from Bulgaria and keep up the good work πŸ™‚
    Can’t wait for Monster Madness 2011.

  • droppingpenny

    May 25, 2011 at 7:43 am

    I know what MIAK is: It’s the abreviation for METHYL ISOAMYL KETONE or simply: Paint Thinner.

  • Doom_Master

    June 3, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Hi! I’m from Bulgaria and I must tell you this is the first time that I hear of this “miak”… No such thing here πŸ™‚ Maybe its just another dumb American joke πŸ™‚ Anyway, awesome movie (and review, of course)! It made me so happy to see the Bulgarian map on your show, James. I love Monster Madness, and Cinemassacre in general πŸ˜› !!!

  • dickmosby

    June 3, 2011 at 11:41 am


  • June 3, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    OMG, I watched this movie when I was a kid, but since I’m in Belgium it was the french dub and the joke about “milk” and “miak” was impossible to express in french. This movie with the trolls was actually the only Ernest movie to be released in France so I didn’t know others existed.

  • June 3, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I have two big requests for future reviews:
    -A Troll in Central Park (I think THIS is the real Troll 3)
    -Ernest Saves Christmas


  • Hate4hate

    June 3, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    there is no such thing like MIAK man

  • WoW

    June 4, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    I study now abroad in Bulgaria. I can look, if I will find MIAK, I send it to you.

  • June 4, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Got really scared by it when I was a kid, we rented it in the store. I really loved Ernest though. He was great!!

  • Jack Noir

    June 6, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    i still have about 300ml of miak left over from last spring, it is a fungicide extracted from a kind of tuber, if that’s the right word. the thing is like a turnip.

  • holder

    June 8, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Hey hello there. πŸ˜€
    I was so surprised to hear “Bulgarian Miak” I was “wtf is that s***” I am from bulgaria, I am 30 years old, I live on village, a little bit, during my school vacations when I was very young boy… but I never EVER heard about MIAK. This product didn’t exist. But is nice advertise anyway… For people that never heard of Bulgaria (most of you probably πŸ™ ) it’s small country between Greece, Turkey & Romania. In any ways I feel very funny when I watch this. πŸ™‚ Somehow I don’t feel insulted.

  • z

    July 14, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Childhood classic seen it million times.. RIP Ernest πŸ™

  • mxc82

    August 20, 2011 at 12:42 am

    I’m getting some miak to get rid of those damn internet trolls.

  • MDcowboy15

    August 30, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    I DO NOT have a dog named Wi-fi! So I don’t need your stupid phone, Verizion!

  • September 2, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    I loved this movie as a kid– my favorite Ernest movie, by far. That bit about “Mother’s Miak” had me laughing for days, and occasionally I still think about it when I write the word ‘milk’.

  • BrianWatson

    September 15, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    So did you ever get that Miak?

  • October 22, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Miak! Of course!

    Wait. What IS Miak? Did you ever find out?

    I, Carly
    a post-DOTM Transformers movieverse fanfic

  • Shade619

    November 11, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    I’m from Bulgaria and I’ve never heard of miak.I don’t know if it exists.

  • RMBowie

    September 24, 2013 at 4:12 am

    giggity giggity

  • October 9, 2013 at 12:06 am

    loved it as a kid, still love it as an adult

  • SirSuperSouthern

    November 5, 2013 at 2:33 am

    Did anyone ever send you some miac, James?

  • March 27, 2015 at 5:03 am

    I was a big Ernest fan and I’m still hoping for a complete movie series box set, for awhile I was Renting every Ernest movie I found at The video Rental place, and Ernest saves Christmas was a Christmas must for awhile.

  • Gary Williams

    June 12, 2015 at 4:47 am

    Ernest Goes to Camp will always be my favorite Ernest movie. But this is a good one too.

  • Nicole Meyer

    October 10, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    i like this movie

  • Ras

    September 22, 2016 at 3:10 am

    Pouring out some milk for the late Jim Varney.

  • mikesinc

    April 2, 2018 at 11:48 am

    where the f did my comment go?

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